Owens Auditorium Rates & Rental Information

Looking to rent a venue at Bradshaw Performing Arts Center?

BPAC is the Sandhills region’s newest, most modern, and best-equipped entertainment and event complex. Owens Auditorium (597 seats, proscenium), McPherson Theatre (80 seats, black box), McNeill-Woodward Green, and Evelyn’s Courtyard are all available.

Please download a Rental Request Form from the Forms page and email the completed form to melones@sandhills.edu.

A Custodial Fee will be charged per day.

Security fees are included if they do not exceed the below listed times. An additional security charge may be billed for venue use that extends beyond these hours. This amount will be billed at the end of the scheduled event.

To use the Auditorium’s electronic equipment a College authorized technician must be hired for a four hour minimum at the current House rate.

Current Security Schedule
Monday – Thursday 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We do not provide College owned equipment or loading crews.

The College reserves the right to negotiate user fees as exceptions to those above.


All rental requests and availability checks must be received in writing. BPAC will provide a quote within 7 business days of form submission.

Rental fees vary based on day of the week, time of year, and type of use, with added premiums during high demand times.

Rentals do not include BPAC event staff, those fees are billed separately. Some BPAC equipment (including microphones, pianos) is also subject to additional rental charges.

BPAC is closed every day from 11 pm to 8:00 am. With few exceptions, BPAC is closed when the college is closed. BPAC is also closed on Mondays except for internal and partner use.

An on-site meeting before your event may be required, especially for new renters.

Time for setup and strike (tear down) of renter events must be included in rental hours.

It is increasingly rare for BPAC to be able to accommodate last-minute rentals, especially during high-demand times – we appreciate a minimum of 30 days notice. Potential renters are advised to submit requests as far ahead as possible.